Legal Information: Alabama

State Gun Laws

February 11, 2022

I have a protection from abuse (PFA) order against the abuser. Can s/he have a gun?

The law does not specifically list firearm prohibition as a protection that the judge can include in a PFA. However, Alabama state law does make it automatically illegal for anyone who is “subject to a valid protection order for domestic abuse” to have a firearm.1

In addition, federal laws, which apply to all states and territories, restrict an abuser’s right to have a gun if you have a final restraining order against him/her that meets certain requirements. Go to Federal Gun Laws to get more information.

1 Alabama Code § 13A-11-72(a)

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